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My son won’t speak to me

My son David isn’t speaking to me. You couldn’t meet a more easy going and placid 17-year-old. But suddenly, with L plates on the car, he has become a different person. The power under the car bonnet has clearly gone to his head. He regards me as simply a “mum”. The fact that I am an Advanced Motorist counts for nothing. He ignores everything I say when he is behind the...
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The life of autistic adults

I always remember a newspaper editor telling me that stories about disabled people or with a disorder like autism did not sell papers, he used to shun them. He might have felt differently if someone he knew or loved had a disability. Getting positive media coverage is a huge challenge for this minority group. This is Casdok’s poignant story about life with her autistic son Christopher, 19,...
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